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South London Botanical Institute Garden 7167

Brief Description

The garden now has over 500 labelled species in themed borders; a pond supports native wetland plants and is home to frogs and newts.


South London Botanical Institute was established in 1910 by Allan Octavian Hume, a natural historian who had worked in India and was involved in the setting up of the Indian National Congress in 1883. Many distinguished botanists have been associated with the botanical institute he set up. As part of celebrations for the Institute's centenary, a 'living museum of strange visitors' is being re-created, as the new garden was described in a newspaper article in 1912.

Visitor Facilities

The site is open Monday & Thursday 10am-mid-afternoon.

Detailed Description

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The site is open Monday & Thursday 10am-mid-afternoon.


Rail: Tulse Hill. Bus: 68, 196, 322, 468; 2, 201, 415, 432


  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)


  • London Parks and Gardens Trust